President orders transfer of Delhi HC judge S Muralidhar to Punjab and Haryana High Court

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New Delhi: President orders transfer of Delhi HC judge S Muralidhar to Punjab and Haryana High Court. The Supreme Court had recommended his transfer on 12 February.

The order on Justice Muralidhar’s transfer read, “In exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 222 of the Constitution of India, the President, after consultation with the Chief Justice of India, is pleased to transfer Shri Justice S. Muralidhar, Judge of the Delhi High Court, as a Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and to direct him to assume charge of his office in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.”

Justice Muralidhar had made scathing observations against the Delhi Police and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, for the deteriorating law and order in Delhi where 25 people have been killed in the ongoing riots.

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